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In this third installment of the hilarious books featuring zookeeper Bob McGrew and his zoo animals, the group travels along with Hector Gloop, the famous poop collector, to an island in search of a sample of elusive dinosaur poop. Will they find it?
Zookeeper Bob McGrew and poop collector Hector Gloop are back for another hilarious poop-filled adventure! The two, as well as all of the zoo animals, travel to an island in search of a sample of elusive dinosaur poop for Hector's collection. But when they get there, they are chased by a Tyrannosaurus rex--and bring home a special friend!
About the Author
Steve Smallman has taken up writing his own stories after illustrating children's books for over 30 years. He also teaches illustration and mural-painting workshops in schools. When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening, and walking in the countryside.
Ada Grey spent several years working for design companies before deciding that she preferred doodling. She lives in Brighton with her daughter and cat, Ming the Merciless. She collects picture books, draws in her studio (which is very messy), and loves cheese and spaghetti, especially together.
There’s more animal poo outside the zoo!
Zookeeper Bob McGrew, a brown-skinned boy, is back and all set to vacation with his animals. How are they traveling? By poo, of course! Led by the series’ previous zoo visitor, light-skinned poo collector Hector Gloop, this bevy of zoo residents, including an elephant, a lion, a giraffe, and a flamingo, climb into a poo-shaped flying contraption and set off in search of various samples. They’re on their way to Kerplink, aka “the Land of Living Poo,” also home to an assortment of dinosaurs, and as they travel, “Dear old Hector never stopped / catching anything that plopped.” They find the stools of a stoat, a hare, a bear, a mountain goat, a yeti, and more. But they’re also in search of a living creature said to be made up of poo. Can they find it, or will they end up being eaten by a hungry dinosaur? A diverse group of zoo visitors is waiting back at the zoo to find out! Appealing, action-filled illustrations show the animals on their oddball journey, and while the rhyming text is sometimes awkward, young readers and listeners won’t mind a bit; they’ll be left hyperventilating in a plethora of giggles. Lovers of toilet humor will appreciate the multitude of poo references (bolded for extra emphasis). Without a doubt, this tale is full of absurdity, fun—and, of course, poo.
A quirky treat for the bathroom obsessed. (Picture book. 2-6) --Kirkus Reviews